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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op2Nol
6.35 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068
7.00 Woolrich Night (The Theatre Represents a Garden)
7.35 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
8.10 Vivaldi Vestro Principi Divino, RV633
8.35 Kodaly Suite: HaryJanos

: Composer of the Week:Colin Matthews

Colin Matthews spent his formative years as Benjamin Britten 's copyist and later as his amanuensis. He went on to forge a career as a composer and has been in constant demand ever since. Today he talks to Donald Macleod about his approach to word setting in Night's Mask and the work written as a sunny counterpart to it and regarded as a turning point in his career - Suns Dance. Variation on Sumer Is Icumen In
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jac Van Steen
Night's Mask Patrizia Kwella (soprano), Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend Suns Dance London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Cortege BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rumon Gamba


Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Trumpet Overture, Op 101 London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
10.10 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A, Op 16 LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
10.35 Mozart Horn Concerto No 3 in Eflat, K447 English Chamber Orchestra, director Barry Tuckwell (horn)
10.50 Llgeti Capriccio No 1 Pierre Charial (barrel organ)
10.55 Koechlin Horn Sonata, Op 70
BarryTuckwell, Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
11.10 Mendelsssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: Pierre Charial
Piano: Daniel Blumenthal
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Morning Performance

Britain 's Musical Youth
The National Youth Brass Band of Wales recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert tour of Wales and the North West. They perform new works by John Pickard and Edward Gregson in a concert from Manchester. Plus performances by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain from a concert recorded in Ripon Cathedral. With Petroc Trelawny. Kodaly Mountain Nights
Britten Choral Dances (Gloriana)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain, conductors Mike Brewer and Greg Beardsell John Pickard Invocation; Tsunami
National Youth Brass Band of Wales, conductor Robert Childs
Vaughan Williams Gloria , Sanctus, Agnus Dei (Mass in G minor)
Walton Drop , Drop Slow Tears National Youth Choir
Michael Ball A Cambrian Suite
Edward Gregson The Sword and the Crown Kate Woolveridge (mezzo), Louise Thompson (harp), National Youth Brass Band of Wales, conductor Robert Childs


Unknown: John Pickard
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Conductors: Mike Brewer
Conductors: Greg Beardsell
Unknown: John Pickard
Conductor: Robert Childs
Conductor: Vaughan Williams Gloria
Unknown: Agnus Dei
Unknown: Walton Drop
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Unknown: Kate Woolveridge
Harp: Louise Thompson
Conductor: Robert Childs

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Petroc Trelawny introduces a recital from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, given by the prizewinning young Irish pianist Finghin Collins.
Mozart Fantasie in C minor, K4 75 Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79 Chopin Three Nocturnes, Op 15
Janacek Sonata 1.X.1905 (From the Street)


Pianist: Finghin Collins.

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
In April this year the BBC National
Orchestra of Wales enjoyed a highly successful tour of Germany. Martin Handley presents a concert that the orchestra gave at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. Viviane Hagner (violin), conductor Richard Hickox
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Franck Symphony in D minor


Unknown: Germany. Martin
Violin: Viviane Hagner
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Making Tracks

Music for younger listeners, presented by CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Voices

lain Burnside presents a recital in which he accompanies soprano Susan Chilcott in songs by Aaron Copland , includingall of Poems of Emily Dickinson and a selection from Old American Songs.


Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Songs By: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news. Including a report from the Royal Festival Hall on the BBC Music Magazine Photography Competition, held to celebrate the tenth anniversary issue.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Conductor laureate Andrew Davis opens the BBCSO's new season at the Barbican, which marks the beginning of a Prokofiev symphonies cycle. Plus two masterpieces by Britten, with Ian Bostridge - a peerless interpreter of Britten - singing the settings of Rimbaud in Les Illuminations.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical) Britten Les Illuminations
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: The Polish Choral Voice

Two Polish works for choir, recorded at the 2001 Warsaw Autumn Festival.
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Bartlomiej Krcha Liryka Spiacego
Krysztof Baculewskl Rilke-Lieder


Conductor: Simon Joly

: Night Waves

Richard Coles talks to author Arundhati Roy about her new collection of political writing and delivers the first night reaction to David Hare 's new play The Breath of Life, starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Arundhati Roy
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Maggie Smith.

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp samples the manipulated sou nds of Ligeti' s Etuden fur Orgel, the virtuosic guitar playing of Djelimady Tounkara from Mali, and U2's early album October. Plus Senegalese acoustic duo
Pape and Cheikh, and the Matri Mia album from Italy, featuring Danny, frontman of the funky young Barcelona group Macaco.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Djelimady Tounkara
Unknown: Matri Mia

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Guiiiani Theme with Variations (Andantino Grazioso ) (Duo Concertante in E minor, Op 25) 12.15
William Brade NeweAussertesne Paduanen und Galliarden 12.40 Uszt Les Préludes
1.00 Music for violin and lute from the Italian High Baroque, including works by Castello, Uccellini, Zamboni and Corelli.
1.25 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) 2.00 Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers Officium Defunctorum 2.30 D Scarlatti
Keyboard Sonata in G, KklO4
2.40 Crusell Bassoon Concertino in B


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Andantino Grazioso

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About 3.15 Let's Move 3.35 Time to Move 3.55 Stories and Rhymes 4.05 Let's Sing 4.25 Numbertime Mental Maths 4.40 Talking Points

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